Review #660 – Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel Bourbon, Jax Fine Wine and Spirits (Short Barrel) Selection

Review #660 | /r/Bourbon Review #382 – Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel Bourbon, Jax Fine Wine and Spirits (Short Barrel) Selection

The Schtick: We make a brief return to the days of old. I have not wobbled in some time, but it sure it time to Gobble again.


Distiller: Wild Turkey

Bottler: Wild Turkey

ABV: 55% ABV

Age: NAS

Source: Sample

Additional Info: Rickhouse H Floor 4 28 2 Barrel 17-996


Nose: Clove, oak, pepper and tobacco. Vanilla and some faint ethanol. Really leaning in the earthy, spicy direction on this one.

Taste: Thick and rich, orange peel, citrus, pepper and vanilla. This isn’t super complex, but it blends nicely.

Finish: Medium length but growing heat here. Some nice pepper, some rich oak and toffee.

Overall: I like this pick and found it a little different than the “usual” RR SIB bourbon profile, which was refreshing and fun. It really ground me into the dirty, earthy pepper direction. I really liked Jax other barrel best though of these four. Thanks again thpb, it’s always a pleasure to try even more distinct barrels.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 6

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